Monthly Archives: January 2013

Russ’ Stomach Bitters – A New York Lady’s Leg

Russ’ Stomach Bitters A New York Lady’s Leg 31 January 2013 (Updated 21 September 2013) (R•052814) Are these Russ Products Related? The Russ’ Stomach Bitters is an interesting lady’s leg bitters that is fairly old, from New York, is iron pontiled … Continue reading

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New Shelf Displays for Colorado Collector

Sandor Fuss sent in a few pictures of his new, killer display units and gave permission to post some of his great bottles. Sandor has been very much influenced by his visits to museums around the country (read: Some historical glass … Continue reading

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“Collectors” Series – What do you think?

I received an interesting telephone call last week from a very nice fellow named Chris with Architect Films in Toronto, Canada. After trading calls, we eventually had a nice talk regarding the possibility of them coming to Houston to include … Continue reading

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Washington – Taylor (Portrait Only) Historical Flasks

WASHINGTON  TAYLOR PORTRAIT  FLASKS 27 January 2013 (R•061717) Since starting out as a Bitters collector back in 2002, I have ‘strayed’ slightly from my course a couple of times into the Historical Flask world. As a specialist in color runs I found … Continue reading

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“knife-edged” Pitkins made by “that guy”

Hi Ferd, This Sunday a week ago, the annual members’ meeting of the Museum of Connecticut Glass was held at the Manchester Connecticut Historical Society. One of the highlights was an outstanding presentation by Tom Haunton on 20th Century South Jersey … Continue reading

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The New Bedford Museum of Glass

The New Bedford Museum of Glass Dear Mr. Meyer, I was speaking with our mutual friend Ken Previtali at a recent glass lecture in Connecticut (Thomas Haunton’s talk on Clevenger glass), and he suggested that I get in touch with … Continue reading

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Some Great US Postal Advertising Covers & Cards

As a United States stamp collector too, I find myself really enjoying patriotic covers and advertising covers related to history and antique bottle and glass collecting. I have assembled a few here to demonstrate my point. By combining a topic, … Continue reading

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The old but sexy, Brown & Drake Catawba Bitters lady’s leg

BROWN & DRAKE CATAWBA BITTERS The old but sexy, Brown & Drake Catawba Bitters lady’s leg 25 January 2013 The first in the series of Lady’s Leg figural bottles is a ‘doozie’ as it is the predecessor brand to the … Continue reading

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Milwaukee Antique Bottle & Advertising Club Rises Again!

Steve’s excitement and enthusiasm have convinced me to re-join this club after being a 30+ year dropout. Ferdinand – As of today the MILWAUKEE ANTIQUE BOTTLE AND ADVERTISING CLUB has a new, exciting website. Thanks to “mover and shaker” president, … Continue reading

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Gorgeous blue GII-118 Double Eagle Historical Flask on ebay

There are a few stunning blue bottles on ebay right now of high calibre; one being the blue double eagle historical flask which is reported on in this post. The pictures are real nice and the color is drop-dead gorgeous. … Continue reading

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